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Our 44th Anniversary present to you- Tire & Tube changes made easy!

You're not wrong- modern tires and tubes are more difficult to install than they used to be. More strength and prybar-like tools aren't the answer. You can out-smart that tough tire using technique! Our video will help make your next tire or tube change much easier! And since guys don't follow directions, women can watch this and show the boys how it's done. :-)

Feb 1, 1980- Chain Reaction Bicycles opened for business. Same ownership, same management, since Day 1! Life goes by at just the right speed on a bike. It's just as true today as it was 44 years ago.


Reduced prices on hundreds of bicycles! TrekFest was just the beginning. It's crazy what it costs for donuts & coffee & just about any eating out; some of the things we buy cost double what they did pre-Covid. But not bikes! Most bikes have come down in price at Chain Reaction! All include our CRCare package, offering lifetime minor adjustments and reduced service pricing & preferred scheduling, at no extra cost.

We're typically busiest on Mondays from 11am-1pm and other days from 3:30 pm until closing. The phone might go unanswered until all customers in the store are taken care of; we encourage you to send inquiries to bikes@chainreaction.com and we'll get back to you later that day. Our ability to handle repairs varies tremendously from week to week; presently (late December) we're able to schedule most repairs again, with just a few days in-house.  Note that this could change quickly and we're still limited by the difficulty finding staff (bicycle shops in this area have literally closed their doors for this reason).


Warning about Amazon & other on-line e-bikes- We will not replace tires & tubes on bikes that do not have in-line cable disconnects. We are seeing an increasing number of on-line e-bikes that require you to either take apart the controller to remove the cables, or attempt to replace the tire or tube while the rear wheel is still attached to the electrical cable. The manufacturer probably saves $2 leaving the disconnect off; for that, you get a nightmarish experience every time you get a flat tire. Plastic wheels (not carbon) are another no-go for us; they don't hold the tires well enough. Please call the manufacturer or check their website to find out if they have an authorized servicing dealer in this area. Also, check to make sure the bike is UL2849 certified, any bike that is not certified must have its battery removed before coming into the store. A number of bike shops have literally burned down due to e-bike battery fires. 

Also please note that if you're considering a "nice" bike from a reputable on-line company, consider that repairs can be significantly more expensive due to the use of proprietary parts and unique cabling configurations that take a lot of expertise and time to work on. Make sure you get all technical manuals and bulletins for any such bike and bring them in with your repair. When you buy a bike from a company like Trek, you have literally 1,000 dealers who either have the parts you need in stock or can quickly get them, as well as access to complete technical documentation. It really does make a difference when things aren't quite right. 


Can you build or finish the assembly of my ebike? Currently Chain Reaction is certified for Bosch, Shimano, TQ, Fazua, BEPS and Hyena. These are popular with the better brands found in many bike shops, but on-line bikes are usually using other, less-well-supported drive systems. Assembly should be done only by a shop certified for the drive system your bike uses. We encourage you to contact whomever you purchased your on-line ebike from to find out if they have authorized service available where you live, before buying the bike. Do not accept the line "We use standard components any shop can work with." It's usually a cover for not providing adequate support for local dealer service.

Yes, we have bicycles on sale!

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